White Pizza with Dried Cherries is a delicious white pizza pie topped with a layers of melted cheeses, dried cherries, prosciutto di parma and balsamic glaze. Easy to make and loaded with amazing flavors, this white pizza with dried cherries is delicious tasting and perfect for a light lunch or dinner. It’s a nice change from the traditional margarita pizza with tomato sauce.
One of my favorite foods from my recent trip to New York City was this white pizza pie. Delicious crispy pizza crust topped with melted cheeses, dried cherries and prosciutto di parma and topped with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
So YUMMY! This week I managed to bring home the taste of this New York pizza to my own kitchen and today, I’ll be teaching you how to do the same!
Our family loves homemade pizza and was craving for it the other day. So if you follow 2SR, it’s no surprise that when we love a delicious dish like this New York white pizza we will make every attempt to make it at home and share it with the world! So let’s get started, shall we?
How to Make White Pizza with Dried Cherries and Prosciutto:
First, you will need these ingredients to make this white pizza.
one (4-ounce) package of dried cherries
a small container of good quality ricotta cheese
grated parmesan cheese
package of thinly sliced prosciutto (4-ounce package)
Balsamic glaze (a must-have thick glaze accompaniment to drizzle)
some olive oil and all-purpose flour
salt and black pepper to taste
Second, you will need a pizza dough. You can make your own pizza dough, or to save time, use a store-bought pizza dough instead, as I have here. You may even try this recipe on pita bread or even on Stone Fire Naan bread. But keep in mind, I have only made this style of white pizza with a store-bought pizza dough.
Next, if you have pizza dough, and it’s frozen, take it out and let it defrost on the counter or the night before in your refrigerator. Allow the pizza dough to warm up to room temperature, as it will need to rise, at least 2 hours or more. Then on a lightly floured surface, cut the dough in half.
This will make it easier for you to work with and give you two smaller size pizza pies, about 8 to 10-inches each.
Once your pizza dough has been worked on (patting and stretching) and it’s ready, transfer to a prepared pizza pan (I used 2 cookie sheets as my pizza pans). Place it into the oven and bake it at 450 F degrees, for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until you notice the crust is turning golden.
Remove from oven and smear a layer of ricotta cheese on both pizza’s, then scatter on top some cherries, then with grated parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella.
Return the pizza’s back to the oven and continue to bake for additional 1 to 2 minutes or more, until the cheeses have melted. Remove from oven, and top with slices of prosciutto across the pizza, and drizzle with a balsamic glaze over the tops and serve!
Balsamic glaze not only adds a beautiful pop of color to this pizza, it adds more savory flavors as well!
Flavorful with every bite! This amazing pizza has intense flavors of sweet and tangy, tart and salty, with a crispy- crunchy texture all wrapped up into one pizza – will surely ‘wow’ your family and friends everytime you make it! Try this white pizza with dried cherries, it won’t disapoint!
Looking for more Pizza recipes? Try these:
Pear and Roquefort Pizza is made with sliced pears, roquefort cheese and arugula.
Broccoli Tomato Pesto Pizza is made with fresh vegetables!
Baked Twice Zucchini and Cheese Pizza Rustica is loaded with zucchini and melted cheeses!
… and for something on the lighter side? Try our Greek Salad Pita Pizza! Oh, in case you are looking for the best tomato pizza sauce? Then try our Best Pizza Sauce– it requires No Cooking!
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White Pizza with Dried Cherries
Recipe type: White Pizza
Serves: 2 to 4 servings
White Pizza with Dried Cherries is a delicious white pizza pie topped with a layers of melted cheeses, dried cherries, prosciutto di parma and balsamic glaze. Easy to make and loaded with savory flavors, this white pizza with dried cherries is light, delicious tasting and perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
- 1 store-bought pizza dough ( allow to sit on counter and rise for about 2 to 3 hours)
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup ricotta cheese
- salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- ¼ grated parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup (about a handful) shredded mozzarella
- 4-ounce package sliced porsciuttto
- Balsamic glaze
- Preheat oven to 450 F degrees. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil onto a large cookie sheet or pizza pan, and using your fingers or back of a spoon to spread it evenly on the pan. Set aside.
- Using a work space, or a large serving tray and spread some flour onto the surface.
- Take the dough out of the bag and cut it in half. Then set one half aside and start to work with the other half of dough. Patting, stretching and twirling it, how ever you work it to make it stretch to a round or oval shape. The size will vary depending on how thick or thin you pizza dough will take shape. If the dough pops a hole, just pinch it back together. Then lay the pizza dough onto the prepared pizza pan. Do the same thing with the other half of pizza dough.
- Bake pizza with nothing on it, for 6 to 8 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
- In a small bowl, whisk the ricotta until smooth and creamy. Add some salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
- When pizza is almost fully baked, remove from oven and add the toppings.
- First, spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese on both pizza's. Next, scatter dried cherries over both pizza's. Then scatter parmesan cheese on top and shredded mozzarella.
- Return the pizza's back into the oven and Bake for addtional 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheeses are melted on top.
- Remove from oven, and lay slices of prosciutto on top of each pizza, and drizzle with balsamic glaze over them.
- Serve immediately.
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Anna and Liz